56 Entry-Level Interview Questions You Should Know How To Answer

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A job interview is more than just a conversation between a job applicant and the interviewer. It is a way to know you, to collect any missing information, and for you to know your potential employer. A job interview provides the best opportunity to evaluate whether or not the job applicant is the right person for the position.

To ACE your interview, it is important to know how to prepare for the interview. The key to a successful interview is preparation. In order to help you prepare for your interview, I have put together 56 questions for you. Make sure you practice them at least 1000 times before your interview!

  1. Tell me why we should hire you.
  2. Why do you think you are the right person for this job?
  3. What do you want me to know about you?
  4. What are you good at? Why?
  5. What are you not so good at? Why?
  6. Why are you interested in our company?
  7. Do you get along with people? How?
  8. How did you choose your school?
  9. How did you choose your courses?
  10. Why did you go to Brown University?
  11. Tell me about your grades in school.
  12. Tell me about yourself.
  13. Tell me about your favorite subject in school. Why?
  14. Did you have a favorite professor? Why?
  15. Tell me about your least favorite subject in school. Why?
  16. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  17. What are your future professional plans?
  18. How did you finance your studies?
  19. Is here your first interview?
  20. How did you prepare for this interview?
  21. Have you ever been rejected? If yes, how did you handle it?
  22. How much do you think we should pay you?
  23. How do you motivate yourself?
  24. Are you an optimistic person?
  25. How do you handle criticism?
  26. Tell me about your hobby?
  27. What books or magazines do you read? Why?
  28. What are you currently reading?
  29. How do you spend your free time?
  30. How would you describe yourself?
  31. Are you a leader?
  32. Are you a follower?
  33. Do you like people?
  34. Do you like to work with people? Why?
  35. Tell me something about cooperation.
  36. What does leadership mean to you?
  37. How would you describe a follower?
  38. Tell me something about your GPA.
  39. Do you like research?
  40. Tell me what you know about our company.
  41. Tell me about the most difficult course or courses you had in school. Why?
  42. Tell me about the most difficult project you’ve worked on in school. Why was it difficult?
  43. What was your favorite elective course? Why?
  44. What was your least favorite elective course? Why?
  45. Are you thinking of getting an advanced degree?
  46. What do you think prepared you for this position?
  47. Describe your ideal job for me.
  48. Describe your ideal organization to work for.
  49. What is a mission?
  50. What do you know about our products or services?
  51. How would you define success?
  52. Do you work well under pressure?
  53. How do you handle failure?
  54. How do you manage your time?
  55. Tell me how you prioritize your time?
  56. What time management techniques have you found helpful?

As I said earlier, practice them 1000 times!